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(Photo credit: Associated Press) Federal authorities say a 25-year-old man arrested for possessing a destructive device is responsible for a January fire that destroyed a South Texas mosque, but he hasn't been charged in the blaze. Justice Department spokeswoman Angela Dodge in...
(Photo credit: State of Texas) Prosecutors who have spent nearly two years building a criminal case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on securities fraud charges now want his upcoming trial postponed until they're paid. The request Thursday comes amid a protracted battle...
(Photo credit: Shutterstock) Retail gasoline prices in Texas and nationwide are down a penny this week. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the statewide price at the pump was an average $2.11 per gallon. Drivers across the U.S. are paying an average $2.30 per gallon. The association...
(Photo credit: Harris County Sheriff's Office) A Houston man accused of fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy at a gas station in 2015 has been ruled mentally competent to stand trial for capital murder. During a court hearing Wednesday, a judge ruled Shannon Miles could be tried...
Troubled electronics retailer RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy for the second time in just over two years. The Fort Worth, Texas-based retailer filed its petition in bankruptcy court in Delaware on Wednesday. The company says it's closing about 200 stores and evaluating...
(Photo credit: Associated Press) A woman who says she was wrongfully arrested following a deadly 2015 shootout involving bikers at a Waco, Texas, restaurant has filed a lawsuit alleging civil rights violations and asking for $350 million in damages. Attorneys for Morgan English...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Senate has unanimously approved a bill seeking to crackdown on improper relationships between teachers and students. Lawmakers have for months expressed alarm at what they've called a growing problem. Houston Republican Sen. Paul Bettencourt's...
(Photo Credit: Getty Images) Bills in the Texas House and Senate would authorize state facilities funding for charter schools. Charters are public schools whose students are subject to the same academic accountability standards as those in traditional public schools. But they...
(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) A North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" has cleared a first vote in Texas after 13 consecutive hours of public comment dominated by transgender-rights supporters who scolded the measure. A Senate committee early Wednesday advanced the proposal that...